They sell an African mask for 150 euros that at auction reached 4.2 million euros

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A retired couple from the south of France has taken legal action to cancel the sale of a Central African mask of his property to a second-hand seller for 150 euros, which was later resold at auction for more than four million euros.

The “Ngil” mask of the Fang people of Gabon It started with a valuation of between 300,000 and 400,000 euros and was put up for sale in a Montpellier auction housein March 2022.

The man found out through the press that it was a exceptional piece As it was a very rare mask of fangs, he became interested in the auction and learned of the price of 4.2 million euros.

Now, its former owners are requesting the cancellation of the transaction from the second-hand dealer due to lack of consent and have filed the case in the hands of a lawyer which questions whether the sale is valid.

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